Aldiss Park trio do their club proud in National Finals

The Aldiss Park team with the Norfolk County Trophy. Pictured from left to right are Andrew Cameron,

The Aldiss Park team with the Norfolk County Trophy. Pictured from left to right are Andrew Cameron, Terry Cator and Steve Dembicki. Picture: Club - Credit: Archant

Three bowlers from Aldiss Park Bowls Club won the Norfolk County Three Bowl Rinks Championship, beating South Wootton in the final at Holt.

As a result, the team went forward to represent Norfolk at the national finals in Skegness.

The team of Andrew Cameron, Terry Cator and Steve Dembicki were drawn to play Huntingdonshire in their opening game.

The formidable Huntingdonshire team, who had England international and 2016 World Indoor champion Nicky Brett as their skip, had the best of the early play, and after five ends of this first game, the Norfolk team found themselves 8-0 down.

Norfolk soon recovered their form however, and were leading 14-11 with just two ends to play, only for the Huntingdonshire team to respond with two doubles to take the match 15-14.

Brett's trio went on to win the rest of their matches comfortably, taking the semi-final against Northamptonshire 19-12 and then beating North Cambridgeshire in the final 24-14 to become national champions.

In losing their game against the eventual champions by just one shot, the Aldiss Park team really showed their mettle in the competition, and with a little bit of luck, who knows what they might have achieved.

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On the indoor front Dereham IBC members competed in summer leagues.

The Monday morning winner was Basil Collings, with Arthur Mobbs runner-up. The Friday morning winner was Basil Collings, with Ron Pitt runner-up.

Junior coaching begins on Friday, 4 to 6pm. On Saturday there is an advanced coaching course which runs from 10am to noon and includes sessions on reading the head, duties of players and marking.

Male club members wishing to play on a Saturday in the County League roll-ups should note the following dates: A team - Saturday, September 16,, 2.30pm start, B team -Saturday, September 23,, 2.30pm start, Ladies roll-up - Saturday, September 23, 10am to noon.

The ladies' pre-season meeting and roll-up is on Saturday, September 30, 9.30am to 12.30pm.

The green has now been fully refurbished and is rolling extremely well. Anyone wishing to join the club should contact Janet Newell. For coaching of learners or juniors (9-17) contact Terry on 01362 525042.